Subject: Nakamura Shikan II as Ishikawa Goemon (top), and Ichikawa Ebizō V as Mashiba Hisayoshi (bottom).
Play: Kinmon gosan no kiri.
Signature: Kunihiro ga (top), Utagawa Sadamasu ga (bottom)
Publisher: Tenmaya Kihei (seal: Tenki) (top and bottom)
Format: vertical ōban diptych
Here Sadamasu collaborated with Utagawa Kunihiro, on the occasion of a performance by Ichikawa Ebizō V, who had just arrived from Edo. The cartouches of the signatures are in the shape of a gourd, while the oblong cartouche on Sadamasu’s part of the composition is formed by the figure of a bat. Both the gourd and bat are emblems often found with the actor Ebizō V.